RECENT  POSTS:  » What most people aren't getting about the fake non-troversies of the anti-gay right » 'Weekly Standard' asst. editor equates Tim Cook with man who pits God against him » Michigan pastors make unfortunate lifestyle choice; say they'll go to jail rather than not discriminate » PFOX's Quinlan says SBC leader's opposition to 'reparative therapy' is cruel » That Idaho wedding venue posts new 'rules and regulations'; will still perform non-Christian weddings » Another deceptive thing about NOM's duplicitous anti-Hagan ad » NOM trying to shape Arkansas politics without even learning state's abbreviation » Video: Focus on the Family staffer who calls homosexuality 'particularly evil lie of Satan' hangs out in Chicago's Boystown » Video: Another new NOM ad targets Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR); uses James O'Keefe video as source » What the heck is 'NOM Victory Fund'?  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

03/07/2011

And now for something different: News about a CBS comedy star doing something 'Normal'

by Jeremy Hooper

Parsons-heart-ebay-shirt"The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons is joining Lee Pace of the beloved "Pushing Daisies", as well as the previously announced Joe Mantello, Ellen Barkin, and John Benjamin Hickey, in the upcoming Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart." Joel Grey to direct:

The story of a city in denial, The Normal Heart unfolds like a real-life political thriller -- as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence. First produced by Joseph Papp at New York’s Public Theater, the play was a critical sensation and a seminal moment in theater history. So ahead of its time was this play that many of the core issues it addresses – including gay marriage, the healthcare system and, of course, AIDS – are just as relevant today as they were when it first premiered.
'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons Takes Broadway Stage With 'The Normal Heart' [Deadline]
*Picture source: Jim Parsons heart tee, eBay

It's one of those plays we keep hoping will be revived as a reflection rather than an as an ongoing reminder. But not yet. It's a period piece, yes. But the subject matter still ends in a comma.

A good role for Parsons, though. Winning!

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails